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The group driving a unionisation effort at Starbucks locations in western New York has been ordered by a federal judge to share all of its communications with journalists.

a broad and unusual decision that will permit the firm to access messages that are typically considered private and protected by the law.

The injunction was quietly issued last month at Starbucks' request by U.S. District Court Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. Starbucks has been vehemently opposing an employee group called Starbucks Workers United's organising efforts in the Buffalo area for months.

Seven Starbucks employees who were purportedly fired for union-organizing activities through an organisation named Starbucks Workers United were sought to be reinstated by the board in a court request made in June.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Court has not yet made a ruling on the employee group's appeal of Sinatra's decision.

The decision would probably have an impact on thousands of emails sent and received between organisers and a wide range of media outlets that have covered the Buffalo story.